Test anxiety, which emerges due to various reasons, can negatively affect students' academic achievement and future careers. Particularly, it was aimed to study on the young individuals who were evaluated with the performance output and to examine test anxiety of fine arts high school students according to various variables. The relational screening model was used in this research. The study includes the music students studying at Tokat Fine Arts High School in the 2019-2020 academic year. The data collection process was based on voluntariness. 85 (90.4%) of the music students consisting of 94 students in total were included in the research. In this research, the demographic information form prepared by the researcher to describe the demographic characteristics of the participants and the Turkish version of the Kenny Music Performance Anxiety Inventory (Tokinan, 2013) were used. In this research, no significant difference was found between the participant students' gender and anxiety scores. In addition to the studies reaching this result. When the anxiety scores were compared by age, no significant difference was found between them. In the research, when the anxiety scores were compared according to grade level, a significant difference was found. It was determined that the anxiety level increased according to the grade level of the students; however, it was seen that the 12th-grade students were the most anxious ones. When the performance test anxiety states of the students were examined according to the variable of educational level of the mother, it was seen that there was not a significant difference between all dimensions and total scores. 1/3 of the mothers participating in this research are primary school graduates. When the performance anxiety states of the students were examined according to the variable of educational level of the father, it was seen that there was a significant difference between total anxiety, negative performance perception and physiological sub-dimension scores. When the anxiety scores were compared according to the regular employment status of the mother and father, a significant difference was found.
Fine Arts High School, performance exam anxiety, music